Cohen joins a select group considered by their peers to be innovators, achievers - and even disruptors - who demonstrate excellence in the woodworking industry
Online PR News – 19-July-2019 – Chesterfield – Cohen Architectural Woodworking announces Nate Cohen, Chief Financial Officer, has been named to Wood Industry's 2019 class of 40 Under 40.
Cohen, age 29, joins a select group considered by their peers to be innovators, achievers - and even disruptors - who demonstrate excellence in the categories of: productivity, profitability, social good, ingenuity, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or another facet of the wood industry. Announced by the Woodworking Network, this marks the fourth annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.
"Nate has performed and excelled in various roles for our family owned business for some 24 years. From sweeping the shop floor at age 5, to serving in engineering, and in project management and now CFO, he has done it all and done it extremely well," said Phillip Cohen, CEO.
Despite logging more than 150 days on business travel each year, Nate Cohen is heavily involved in community service. "When a tornado practically flattened the entire city of Joplin, MO, Nate and his team were asked to rebuild two important Joplin schools. Despite facing impossible deadlines Nate spearheaded this effort and his team completed the project on time for the next school year. He volunteers with several organizations and plays a role with up-and-coming woodworkers and business owners," Phillip Cohen said.
The eighth of nine Cohen children, Cohen won international woodworking competitions in high school including first place in ACE International Woodworking Competition for three consecutive years. A skilled woodworker, Cohen also has built chess tables for the U.S. Chess Club in St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals players' clubhouse. He also has helped develop precision tracking tools for the company.
"I want to thank my family, colleagues and fellow woodworkers who continue to create outstanding craftsmanship in the commercial woodworking industry, and make all this possible. Most of all I would like to thank the clients of Cohen Architectural Woodworking who have allowed us to design and build customized commercial woodworking projects for them for over three decades," Nate Cohen said.
ABOUT COHEN ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORKING
Founded in 1982, Cohen Architectural Woodworking is a family-owned architectural design/build woodworking firm headquartered in St. James, Missouri. Two things are obvious to anyone walking through our doors-we care about relationships and we care about excellence. Cohen standardizes and builds high-quality custom millwork components and casework for healthcare, airports, education, retail, transportation, hotels, and more, for new construction, renovation, and disaster reconstruction. The firm has won multiple awards including the Architectural Woodwork Institute's Award of Excellence for six separate projects, the 2016 Small Business of the Year award from the Rolla Chamber of Commerce. Recently, Phillip Cohen was presented with the 2017 SBA Small Business Person of the Year award for the State of Missouri and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award while being named to the St. Louis Small Business Hall of Fame. Additional accolades include qualifying for the Inc. 5000, named to the list of Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and named a Top Family Owned Business by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. For more information visit https://cohenwoodworking.com